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07-23-2017, 10:39 AM   #1
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Hi just bought a K70. I used a K 1000 back in '70s. Took loads of BW photos developed and printed myself. Those were the days. Now digital means photos are cheap. Select the best delete the rest.

07-23-2017, 11:06 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, I bought my first Pentax back in 1979 (a used Spotmatic) and have had at least one Pentax camera in my bag ever since. If you still have any K-mount lenses left from your K1000 days you can use them on the K-70. Even Pentax M42 lenses can be used with an adapter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Philh Quote
Select the best delete the rest.
Welcome, I used to do the same from heaps of rolls of negatives on a light box.

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Welcome to the forums and to digital.

If you kept your film rig, your lenses will do just fine on the K-70. Give them a spin and see what happens.
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Hi Tako Kichi

funny you should mention old K1000 lenses. Yes I did think possibly they would workk. So excitedly I tried one. Fits perfect, fells good. Funny thing is my K70 won't take a photo! Sure I knew settings would be manual but just thought something would happen. Any ideas what you need to do?
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Click on the "give them a spin" hotlink in my previous post for instructions on getting them to work.
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Hi from Australia, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you here.

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Click on the "give them a spin" hotlink in my previous post for instructions on getting them to work.
Great thanks. Yes, eventually sussed out the menu options to get settings, on K70, aperture ring is #24, on last menu. Now just got to investigate the other million settings!!
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Now just got to investigate the other million settings!!
Aperture
Shutter speed.
ISO (formerly ASA)
Raw vs. JPEG (depending on whether you post-process or trust the camera to do it for you).
JPEG quality and size (full glory vs. Facebook thumbnail and everything in between).

Those are all the settings you really need.
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Welcome. You got your K1000 about the same time I started with my MX. My M28/2.8; M50/1.7; M135/3.5 combo still work fine on digital. Manual exposure only and use "stop down" metering. You can also use Av but it will only expose at the lens widest aperture.
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My M28/2.8; M50/1.7; M135/3.5 combo
Classic prime trio focal length kit.
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Classic prime trio focal length kit.
Indeed. You cannot go on ebay without tripping over any (many) of those !
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Welcome!

Back then I was learning with my Dad's all-manual Minolta. The lessons still apply in Digital Photography, I shoot field macro in manual mode.
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